2023 Nissan X-Trail (JDM)

The midsize SUV is also coming to Europe this summer.

Nissan introduced the latest Rogue a little over two years ago in North America but it wasn’t until the Auto Shanghai 2021 when the equivalent X-Trail was unveiled for China. The midsize SUV is finally going on sale at home in Japan where it carries the global X-Trail moniker that’ll also be used in Europe when the model arrives later this summer. Compared to the US-spec Rogue, there is one major novelty and it’s found underneath the hood.

While the American version lost the naturally aspirated 2.5-liter in favor of a thriftier turbocharged three-cylinder unit for the 2022 model year, the JDM-spec X-Trail is offered with Nissan’s proprietary e-4ORCE setup. It’s technically the second generation of the drivetrain, promising to deliver increased power, smoothness, and quietness.

Available in the Land of the Rising Sun with two- or three-row seating, the new SUV is equipped with a 100V AC power source with a maximum output of 1,500 watts. Nissan says it’s strong enough to be used as an emergency power source. Elsewhere, the X-Trail gets a 12.3-inch fully digital instrument cluster and a touchscreen infotainment of the same size, plus an optional head-up display measuring 10.8 inches.

Pricing kicks off at 3,198,800 yen (about $23,100 at current exchange rates) and rises to 4,499,000 yen ($32,600). The 2WD model is offered exclusively with two rows of seats while the 12 available body colors include five two-tone finishes. Inside, fabric and Nappa leather upholsteries are offered alongside Nissan’s own water-repellent Tailor Fit and Cell-Cloth.